Islamic Verdicts – Fatawa Sirat-e-Mustaqeem
(Questions and Answers on various topics faced by Muslims every day) FOREWORD All praises be to Allah, Lord of honor and glory, who has guided us to be Muslims and made us among the followers of His last Prophet (peace be upon him). We are pleased to present this valuable and noble collection of ‘Fatawa Sirat-e-Mustaqeem’ (Islamic verdicts, questions and answers) which have been selected and compiled from the Urdu monthly magazine ‘Sirat-e-Mustqaeem’ published by Markazi jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith, UK. The ‘Fatawa’ (verdicts) to the readers queries and questions on Islamic matters were initially given by the Late Maulana Mahmood Ahmed Mirpuri. His effective method of replying in the light of Qur’an and Sunnah, as well as in accordance to the current issues, no doubt benefited readers worldwide rather than just the one questioner. So, we had numerous demands to compile this series into a book.
When this book (in Urdu) was presented in the UK, the response from the community was very encouraging and a huge demand arose for the translation of this collection into the English language, so that the English speaking community and especially the younger generation of Muslims may benefit from this valuable knowledge also. Maulana M. Abdul Hadi al-Oomeri performed the great task of the translation of these Fatawa, who tried to use the simplest vocabulary possible to make this book easy to read and easy to understand for everyone, because this book is not for the purpose of literature nor for academics alone, it is for the benefit of all.
The translation of any book is a very sensitive issue, especially when trying to keep the same meanings and essence of the subject. Maulana M. Abdul Hadi al-Oomeri has tried not to flow away from the original text but have added references for the quotations from the Quran and Sunnah which had not been mentioned in the Urdu version. May Allah give them all – the writer, compiler, translator, editor, publisher and everyone else who participated in any means – the best reward in this world and in the hereafter, for having supported in the completion of such a valuable collection. Aameen.